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appulse (s) (noun), appulses (pl)
1. A driving or running towards; approach; energetic motion toward a point; an impulse; also, the act of striking against.
2. The near approach of one celestial body to another on the celestial sphere, as in occultation (blocking of light, radio waves, or other radiation from a celestial source) or conjunction.
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